After a lot of teasing, Maxis has finally announced the werewolf game pack The Sims 4.
In the game pack, you can use Create a Sim to create and fully customize your werewolf. Werewolves can be “ferocious, playful, dramatic or lovable” and all start out as connected beasts and sims. This provides parity and matching to other forms. But you can also create your own beast by unlinking the forms and making them unique by editing the facial structure, ears, eyes, clusters, etc.
The story is set in Moonwood Mill, a former lumber mill town that had better days. The wilderness-shrouded community is now full of the rusted husk of its former industrial glory, and provides cover for a handful of “mysterious inhabitants” looking for the community.
While this town sounds like a bit of nothing to do, it’s not. During a full moon, you can head to Lake Lunvik to watch the magical flashes on the water and possibly catch a glimpse of the luna fish. You can also climb up to Howling Point to pick moonflowers. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore the Underground Tunnels, a network of tunnels that run under the town. Here you can uncover secrets and find faster routes to navigate back and forth, and even visit the pit, which is basically a werewolf fighting club.
As you spend more time at Moonwood Mill, you’ll discover information about its magical roots. You can meet Wolfgang, the local librarian, in the city center and check out werewolf-themed books documenting mysterious beasts. Everyone in town has a secret or two, so you’ll want to investigate nearby places for long-lost books and objects.
You can also interact with the locals, who will each reveal their past and views on werewolf history once you get to know them. The only non-citizen in town also has something to share, so drop by and chat with Celene Lopez, owner of the Grimtooth Bar and Bunker, to hear all about werewolves.
Apparently, there is another Moonwood Mill townsman named Greg who is not very friendly. You may wish to stay away from him.
The town is home to two distinct wolf packs: the Moonwood Collective – a group of experienced, rustic werewolves who value tradition, community and self-control – and the Wildfangs – a group of free-spirited and rebellious werewolves who value self-improvement, and self-acceptance .
To join any of them, go to their hangout and get to know them. Once you’re getting along, the pack’s Alpha will challenge you with a few trials you’ll need to complete in order to join. Once inside, you’ll have various obligations, need to learn the hierarchy, and become familiar with the “dos and don’ts” of the pack. Play your cards well and you might even be an Alpha someday.
As a werewolf, your powers will grow, allowing you to unlock new abilities. These include running fast on all fours, marking your territory, lunar resistance, and even immortality.
As your power grows, it also changes the way you see the world as a werewolf. This manifests itself in an increasing number of temperaments, each of which distinguishes how your Sim’s anger may grow. Your werewolf’s rage grows at any time, and your rage can be increased by using your powers, fighting other werewolves, hanging out in beast form, conflicting temperaments, and under a full moon. Once maximum anger is reached, a transformation is imminent.
The Sims 4 Werewolf game pack will be released on June 16, while the full Deep Dive will be released on June 10.
You can also pre-order the pack for $19.99 to start playing as soon as it’s available on all available platforms.